Updated: Jun 20
As cooler seasons transition to warmer spring weather, not only are many horses and riders coming back into regimented training and regular rides, but our horses are also experiencing other weather-related changes in their bodies.
How is spring weather affecting my horse's body?
Drops in barometric pressure can cause the expansion of tissue, leading to inflammation and pain as nerves may become trapped, restricted, or compressed.
Humidity levels can make it challenging for horses to regulate body temperature or sweat, which can cause stiffness due to cellular waste buildup.
The shift to spring weather can also make horses more susceptible to illness and infection. Massage may help regulate the immune system, supporting overall well-being and reducing the risk of illness.
With the increase in daylight, horses are shedding winter coats. Massage boosts circulation to the skin and promotes healthy hair growth, keeping the coat shiny and healthy.
Whether you're looking for preventative maintenance, increased healing during rehab, or a gauge on how your horse is using his body coming into spring weather, bodywork and massage can be advantageous to your horse's health and management plan.